of retirement age men in Russia are involved in any kind of exercise or sports. Among women, 16.8% lead an active lifestyle.
Practice shows that older people who are involved in physical exercise and sports live longer and get sick less often. The WHO estimates that every dollar spent on promoting physical activity allows the healthcare system to save $3.20 in the future due to reduced costs associated with the provision of medical care.
These data are presented in an article by Natalia Khorkina, Research Fellow at the HSE Laboratory of Public Sector Economic Research, and Anna Filippova, a student of HSE’s Faculty of Economic Sciences, entitled ‘Physical Activity among Elderly People as an Object of State Control’.
It’s impossible to imagine modern medicine without engineering and computer solutions. The HSE Master's programme ‘System and Software engineering’ deals with the development of such innovations. 2018 graduate, Alexandra Gureeva, talks about her project focusing on electronic medical records and which has already been tested at a Moscow clinic.
‘Private investment is ready to enter the social sphere – if supported by the state them,’ said Yaroslav Kuzminov, HSE Rector, at ‘Russia Calling’, an investment forum organized by VTB Capital.
Second Plenary Session of the XIV HSE April Conference: The Social Sphere in Search of Money and Ideas
The second day of the XIV HSE April Conference started with a plenary session on ‘Institutions and New Social Policy’. Problems of education, healthcare, and the labour market were discussed by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, the Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitri Livanov, Professor Simon Marginson of the University of Melbourne, and Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.